Material contribuído por Masaji
When it comes to learning more about Japan and, in particular, our JC [Japanese Canadian] connection to it, it is sometimes more from a “gaijin” outsider’s point of view that we gain the deepest insight.
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Working at the Cuban Embassy in Tokyo
At the beginning of the revolution in 1959, he recalls, “I had already finished high school, I went to Havana University to study commercial sciences in mid-1959 and left in May 1961 in my second year. I spoke some Japanese ...
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All Issei to a maximum security prison
“After Pearl Harbor, the newspapers from the U.S. wrote about how the Japanese were ‘cruel people’. Here, I never felt any discrimination or disrespect from classmates or neighbours,” he points out, “What was being said in the media and ...
“I’ve never felt myself to be a member of a minority in Cuba. We’re Cubans!”
—Nisei Francisco Miyasaka
Although Cuban Nikkei represent a small group, about 1,200 in a country of 11 million, I was immediately intrigued when I got news from Gerry Hewson that a “Cuban ...
Book Review -- Righting Canada’s Wrongs series: Japanese Canadian Internment in the Second World War
“September 22, 1988 is a day that I will remember fondly as it was the culmination of efforts by many Japanese Canadians who sought justice for the wartime violations from the Federal Government.”
—Former National Association of Japanese Canadians president
and Redress leader, Art Miki, from “The Bulletin”, August 2012 ...